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Posted on: February 20th, 2009 at 2:19 pm by

Like Jeremiah, I too have noticed a steady resurgence of panhandling in the neighborhood. Especially younger people who don’t otherwise “look” homeless [Vanishing NY]

In fourth quarter 2008, beer consumption was down 9.3% from the previous quarter. Translation – beer is not recession proof [EV Grieve]

The new restaurant to open at 146 Orchard in April will feature Camille Becerra of Top Chef. All produce will reportedly be “fresh, quality-driven produce from farms in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.” We can likely expect another tourist attraction with an overpriced menu, and gaggles of tv fans [Grub St]

More on the hot mess that is the NYU protest. Apparently, the students involved are suspended [Runnin’ Scared]

The current home of trouble-laden Circuit City in Union Square may soon be replaced by yet another big box entity. A sales associate there reportedly told The Villager that Wal-Mart was interested in the space. Would it have “everyday low prices” or relatively low compared with the rest of the city? [The Villager via EV Grieve]

…And further east, there is a neverending line at Trader Joe’s. Always. Just don’t shop there, people [East Village Idiot]



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